- the wife of a viceroy
- a woman viceroy
Origin of vicereineFrench from vice- (see vice-) + reine, queen from Classical Latin regina (see regina)
- The wife of a viceroy.
- A woman who is the governor of a country, province, or colony, ruling as the representative of a sovereign.
Origin of vicereineFrench vice- vice ( from Old French; see vice 3. ) reine queen ( from Latin rēgīna ) ( feminine of rēx rēg- king ; see reg- in Indo-European roots.)
- The wife of a viceroy. [from 19th c.]
- A woman who is a viceroy.
From French vicereine, from vice- + reine (“queen").